RUMOR: Eminem to Make Comeback at Nelson Mandela’s Birthday Party?

It’s been a minute since Eminem has graced a stage. His last live performance of note was his surprise appearance at the 2006 BET Awards where he spit a verse to Busta Rhymes’ hit single “Touch It.” Well now, London based tabloid The Sun is claiming that an unidentified source has confirmed that the rapper will appear at former South African president Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebration on June 27.

From The Sun:

An insider revealed: “We’re amazed to have Eminem on board.

“We wanted some of the greatest artists from recent times and Eminem was on the list.

“Brian contacted Eminem’s management on the off-chance and never expected him to go for it.

“It’s going to be explosive stuff and it’s certainly a big stage to make his comeback.”

These two are a rather unlikely match. While the legend that is Nelson needs no introduction, Eminem is well-known for less celebrated reasons.

He’s been involved in several brushes with the law and has been repeatedly slammed for his homophobic, misogynist and violent lyrics.

Eminem was also attacked for being racist after it emerged he’d written a song which labelled all black girls “dumb bitches”.

While the official lineup is yet to be announced, it’s expected to be a star studded event with Will Smith serving as host, and a much hyped Spice Girls reunion rumored to be on the bill.

Click here to read The Sun‘s full report

  • bashin

    Guess whos back? Shady’s back bitches and haters.
    Do your thing Em

    • Kev Lomax

      Isn’t it ironic Em’s making his comeback at an event hosted by Will Smith (who he dissed) and featuring the Spice Girls (who he dissed).

      I hope this shit isn’t true. I want the old pissed off whiteboy to come back, not that truce making, emo rapper on Encore.

      • Anonymous

        are you dumb, its all work. its entertainment. you think em or will smith care? naw… grow up lol.

  • Nate187

    We all gotta grow up at some stage “Kev Lomax” and Hip Hop needs more of this shit and less of the bullshit…. But I will agree on he was better back in the day..

  • MARZ

    em did call all black girls “bitches”
    he was talking about one perticular black girl.

  • B

    I sincerely hope this is false… they got a white dude who has made a rap song against black women performing for one of the most influential black people on the planet… that’s like P.E. opening up for a Republican convention… In fact, the whole line-up kinda sucks: the Spice Girls! They couldn’t get Aretha Franklin or anybody else… this dude is 90! Why the fuck would he want to be dancing around to “Lose Yourself” and “If you wanna be my lover”?

  • Rimestrike

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    • Anonymous

      only thing came out of ohio that is any good is copywrite.

  • Shady

    bout fuckin time….b stop hatin

  • http://xxlmag.com detroit lamphere

    best rapper

  • shady ltd

    fuck xxl they cant write one fuckn artical without saying some b.s hes said in the song a bitch is a bitch no matter the color fuck benzino all you em supporters need to tell that mutha fucker he a bitch and show him nothin but h8 on his own mags site

    • dumbass

      actually that was from yellow brick road and he was talking about the song he made before he got successful…. retard, but xxl’s articles do tend to suck regardless… why would you want to spend your time trying to diss someone who will pay you no attention? like the mother fucker cares what you have to say… who the fuck are you? haha I don’t like the dude either but to try and get everyone to go to his own site and hate on him is pretty damn gay

  • Ghost Deini

    Stay where you are. Hip-Hop doesn’t need more ringtone rappers.

  • http://xxl omarz

    ghost deini ur a fucken dumbass boy em is one of the highest selling rappers of all time and like jay says “numbers dont lie”

    • most_shady

      em is the fastest selling rapper not the highest cuz the highest selling rapper is Tupac

      but Em is one of the best ever
      fuck the haters

      Detroit stand up

  • soy_yo

    best rapper alive!!! He’s proven he doesnt need to be on the spotlight to be the most awaited. And for kids saying encore was emo and shit, cmon, he just got serious. We all need to at some point. Regardless, he showed whatever he spits about on whichever mood, he the greatest lyricist period.

  • dmc

    EM is the best rapper alive period, jus cuz he chills dont means hes dead, hes an adult wtf you want from hes jus living some bull shit shitty dream basicly, One ASquared get a degree do something including myself wtf

  • droopey

    Simply ridiculous.

  • Frisby

    Will Smith and Eminem? i wonder if Will is pissed about The Real Slim Shady lyrics….anyways, who the fuck is dumb enough to think em is racist, like really? he has to be the least racist person in america…he identifies with black culture and is one of the best rappers of all time….ridiculous

  • southcakc23

    ahahah, “best rapper alive”??????? When did Andre 3000 start referring to himself as “eminem”. IF this hasn’t happened, then the best rapper alive, or dead, is not going to be performing for Nelson Mandela on his birthday.

    this is a disgrace…….they should have booked some real, valid, hip hop artist to perform for Nelson Mandela…..

    • Anonymous

      boo hoo for you. who cares?

  • YOURQRONGHO

    I HATE BENZINO DONT EVEN HAVE TO ELABORATE
    BUT HE SAID 5 DIFFERENT DERAGOTORY TERMS NUMEROUS TIMES THEN LIED CAUSE HE WAS ACTUALLY 21 WHEN HE DID IT ….. NO HE DIDNT HAVE NO BLACK FRIENDS AT THE TIME

    WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU IDIOTS ON EM’S DICK YES HE NEEDS A COMEBACK AND IS LEGEND IN HIS OWN RIGHT, BUT HE ALSO IS WASHED UP AND SHOULD’VE RETIRED AND GIVEN LIGHT TO JOEL ORTIZ, RAKIM, STAT, TRICK TRICK, AND THE COUNTLESS OTHER RAPPERS HE COULD’VE HELPED OUT. THE DRUGS I GUESS GOT TO THE BEST OF HIM
    AND ANY IDIOT WHO DIDNT LISTEN TO THE TAPE IS STUPID FOR COMENTING
    SHIT THEREES TOOO MUCH TALENT OUT THERE IF HE REALLY LOVED HIP HOP AND WNTED TO DO WHAT HE ALWAYS SAYS HE WOULD TRY HARDER BRINING THAT REAL SHIT WE NEEED
    FUKKKKKKOUTTTHERE

  • kiki

    Someone saw his profile with some photos on m y i n t e r r a c i a l m a t c h . c o m , where celebrities and wealthy singles hook up. He feels lonely, doesn’t he?

  • Soufpaw

    Haha Your MAAAAAD! i wonder wat eminem would say bout lil wayne callin him scared to the track on the carter 3. fuck weezys no sense makin ass.

  • http://chillproductions.com/user/tuireise/ tui reise

    well done. i’am gonna return in some time for sure